Globally, companies across sectors operate in a highly competitive environment and face the impact of consolidation, globalisation and increased public and legal scrutiny. 

Our clients are responding to these challenges created by increased international competition, the rising entrants of low-cost overseas competitors, structural change in customer demand and the need to manage risk across international operations.

How we can help

Allens regularly provides legal advice to clients including agribusiness, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, business services and logistics, defence contractors, retail and manufacturing. Our involvement includes responding to:

  • acquisition or divestment plans;
  • changes in competition regulation;
  • trade practices issues;
  • commercial contracting;
  • intellectual property protection;
  • high-profile strategic litigation;
  • the management of corporate property holdings; and
  • taxation issues.

Working alongside our clients to achieve the best outcome

Our team offers a highly collaborative and commercial approach when working with clients to develop strategies and solutions based on a deep understanding of commercial objectives.

Understanding our clients' global business objectives

An appreciation of our clients' global business operations means faster and better solutions to their issues in the Australian market.

Introducing our clients to offshore markets

Through our experience and knowledge of global markets, we help our Australian-based clients with their offshore growth aspirations, particularly in new territories in Asia.



Australian Agricultural Company, Agrium, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Black River Asset Management, Cargill Australia, Gavilon Grain, Queensland Sugar.


Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ssangyong, Volvo.

Food and Beverage

Beam Brands, Heineken Lion Australia, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and The Smith's Snackfood Company, SABMiller/Foster's Group, Schweppes, Wilmar International Limited, Yum! Brands Inc.


Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Australian Unity, Healthscope, Ramsay Healthcare Limited, Sonic Healthcare.

Business Services

Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC.


Australia Post, Brambles, JBS Australia.

Defence Contractors

BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Corporation.

Retail and Consumer Goods

Billabong, Baskin-Robbins, IKEA, Just Group, PZ Cussons, Sime Darby, Wesfarmers, Woolworths.


Amcor, BlueScope Steel, The Decor Corporation, Du Pont, Dulux Group, Ford Australia, Holcim, Nuplex, Orica, Schneider Electric.